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weapon. pakistan is probably building more nuclear weapons than any other country in the world. pakistan is a very fragile system that can disintegrate at any time. we're not prepared for that. the whole challenge of the persian gulf, we're not prepared for that. i think it's accurate to say that by appointing the secretary of state and the secretary of defense that he has, john kerry and hagel, they're communicating accurately the minimalist approach to the world. you can make a case for that. but neither, neither of them nor the president has a positive vision of how you're going to deal with a worldwide virus that is increasingly destabilizing the planet. and that's what's happening from pakistan through north africa to syria and i think potentially in europe and the united states. >> i have less than a minute here. i need one-word answers from you. joe biden made a bit of a slip up talking about how hap he was going to be president of the united states. >> joe biden would be happy to be president of the united states and i think he is planning to run, if possible. >> quickly. >> i th
, pakistan, iraq, afghanistan. >> right. >> certainly qualified to talk about matters of foreign relations, and he says chuck hagel is a statesman, and america has few of them. he knows the leaders of the world and their issues. at a time when bipartisanship is hard to find in washington, he personifies it. above all, he has an unbending focus on u.s. national security, from his service in vietnam decades ago to his current position on the intelligence advisory council. mr. hagel would run the defense department. it would not run him. what is -- you know as a senator, you say lots of things that make people angry. >> yeah. >> you've done that yourself, and it -- it has a long record. you can go back. >> absolutely. >> but for now and for here why isn't chuck hagel the man? should the president nominate him? >> well, it's a controversial choice. ryan crocker truly is a diplomat in the best sense of the word. i like chuck hagel. he served with distinguish in vietnam, an enlisted man, two purple hearts, but quite frankly chuck hagel is out of the mainstream of thinking i believe on most issue
to sent u.s. personnel in. the increase of drones in pakistan, somalia, yemen. >> first of all, they are extraordinarily effective and a tool we have to have. we need to use them for reconnaissance and to strike. every time you take a shot, you need to do a calculation, and i think we've done that in the past. the effect it has around the target and it emanates further. if you look in a place that is a sovereign country. if we need in and technolog technologicaltechnologi technologically shoot, it was pretty easy. we didn't put american boots on the ground or accept risk. it can lower the threshold to take action. at the receiving end, it feels very different. >> it feels like war because civilians get killed. >> look, i've washed this since the program stepped up in mid 2008 and it got stronger as time went on. now, i would suggest to you in 2008, we were very much focussed on what were clearly imminent threats against the homeland. we saw what was going on inside al qaeda training camps. for that period of time and a period of time afterward, that was a compelling concern. th
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